Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel was just released in the U.S.
Description: Sequel to Airborn and Skybreaker. Both Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries are on the first expedition into outer space on the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs into the skies. Suddenly, the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling creatures. As desperation grows, the crew is forced to battle catastrophic mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a race to save their lives.
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